Why is Dubai the Ultimate Summer Spot for 2023

  • 11th Aug 2023
  • Dubai
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Dubai is a city that offers so many different activities and functions for its residents and tourists. The different range of events and experiences allows its name to shine and attract people from all over the world. From indoor and outdoor activities, Dubai’s number one source of income is its tourism due to the many individuals flying in from abroad. 

General Facts

When discussing Dubai, it is best to mention the great achievements and key facts that made the city’s reputation so great. It is widely known for a range of things that helped build its tourism. 

Here are some to mention:

  • Dubai is ranked as one of the safest cities in the world 

  • Dubai is ranked as one of the cleanest cities in the world

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  • Dubai’s total international visitors for Q1 of 2023 is 4.67 million

  • Dubai saw a 7.08 million increase in visitors in 2022 compared to 2021, which resulted in a 97% difference between the two years

Dubai is known for its well-known landmarks and attractions that further define the growth of the city. To begin with, Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is located in the heart of Dubai, right by The Dubai Mall, which is also the world's biggest shopping mall in the world. This alone attracts most, if not all, visitors to have a one-of-a-kind shopping experience where they could also view and take pictures right in front of the Burj Khalifa. 

Here are some stores located in Dubai Mall:

  • Virgin Megastore

  • Nike

  • Zara

  • Bershka

  • Abercrombie and Fitch 

  • Sacoor Brothers

  • Designer stores (GUCCI, Louis Vuitton, YSL, etc)

And much more. Alongside various cuisines and dine-in options to choose from, with upper-level views of the downtown landscape, fountain show and Burj Khalifa.

Here are some restaurants located in Dubai Mall:

  • Wafi Gourmet



  • P.F. Changs

  • The Cheesecake Factory

  • Nandos 

And much more…

There is a reason the Burj Al Arab is the ONLY 7-star hotel in the world. The luxurious, unique and one-of-a-kind experience it provides gives visitors an idea of what the perfect getaway looks like with different amenities such as an infinity pool with beautiful views of the endless blue sea, sky bars, the classiest restaurants offering gold-covered food and drinks, and much more. 

The hotel definitely sets the bar straight when discussing quality and service. 

P.S. The helipad on top of the hotel transforms into a tennis court when needed! 

Another known viewpoint is the Atlantis The Palm Hotel, a great getaway experience that offers multiple entertainment options for those that visit. From luxurious pools, a waterpark to aquariums and dolphin swimming, offering a range of activities to satisfy different guests and their needs. Getaways and resorts in Dubai are extremely popular as there are many to choose from, allowing different options for a relaxing experience and enjoying the summer feeling. The next and new addition to the city is The Royal Atlantis The Palm, which is right next to the original Atlantis hotel, offering multiple swimming pools, restaurants and entertainment options with stunning views of the Dubai skyline. Usually, during the summer season, those that are travelling from abroad seek sunlight and getaway experiences as their vacation points. Luckily, Dubai is filled with different options and opportunities for those in need, allowing all demands to be catered to and met. This is a key element for Dubai's success when it comes down to summer destinations.

A unique and great attraction for tourists coming in for summer is riding the boats in Dubai’s old souk. This landmark allows visitors to witness and appreciate the art and culture behind the traditional markets of Dubai. With great views of the older elements and the architecture of Dubai, it gives you a comforting feeling of how the city originated and grew. Experiencing something like this will make you appreciate the growth of the city even more.

Outdoor Activities

Dubai, despite the hot weather, is still extremely functional due to the vast amount of advantages the city holds. To begin with, Dubai is known for its abundant sunshine, making it an ideal destination for those seeking sunny days, beach days and clear skies. This aids in the demand for beaches and pools, allowing the city to boast numerous pristine beaches and luxurious swimming pools, which provide visitors with refreshing ways to beat the heat. Moreover, the city offers a wide range of different water parks for those that seek entertainment and excitement. Dubai is home to some of the best water parks, such as Aquaventure Waterpark and Wild Wadi, offering exciting rides and attractions to help cool off and enjoy the summer months. 

Indoor Activities

This city is also equipped with many indoor attractions and entertainment options, including vast shopping malls, theme parks like Ski Dubai for your one-of-a-kind indoor skiing experience, and IMG, the largest indoor theme park in the world. Due to the hot and summer season of the city, specializing and ensuring a wide range of indoor activities is crucial and provided so that visitors can enjoy the city even while the sun scorches down the city. 

A great new way to stay active and has become popular in the city is the game of Padel. Playing padel with some friends has become the new hotspot of activities to do here! Courts have been built throughout several and easy to find locations here in Dubai.


The Dubai Frame

It is a landmark and viewpoint for visitors known for its stunning views of the two sides of Dubai, “the new Dubai’ and “the old Dubai”. One side of the frame presents the old Dubai and how it was before its rapid success and growth, while the other shows the futuristic, growing and prospering city of Dubai. This gives guests an opportunity to see how far Dubai has come by visually learning and viewing the scenes from the higher levels of the Dubai Frame. In addition, videos and voice-overs are presented to further teach the history of the city to those that attend.

This is a must when visiting Dubai!

The city is known and filled with different malls and shopping experiences for those that cater towards them; however, due to the number of indoor vicinities, the city is also known for and offers a wide range of cuisines and dine-in experiences that sprinkles a bit of shine towards a visitor's experience. Options such as Hell's Kitchen by Gordon Ramsey, P.F. Changs, Cheesecake Factory, Catch22, Sushi Samba and much more provide visitors with an exquisite dine-in experience that aids Dubai’s positive reputation as a summer hotspot.

Spending summer in Dubai, despite the hot temperatures, can be a unique and exciting experience with a plethora of activities to enjoy. The city has transformed itself into a summer playground catering to both indoor and outdoor interests. Pushing limits despite Dubai weather while still being a summer hotspot is truly an achievement to be proud of.

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